Alternative Dispute Resolution
Brutoco Engineering and Construction, Inc.: Case Study #7, Alternative Dispute Resolution Series (1992)
This is one in a series of case studies describing applications of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). The case study is part of a Corps program to encourage its managers to develop and utilize new ways of resolving disputes. These case studies are a means of providing Corps managers with examples of how other managers have employed ADR techniques. The information in this case study is designed to stimulate innovation by Corps managers in the use of ADR techniques. Topics addressed include major issues, positions of each side, pros and cons of the Corps and the contractor, settlement negotiations, and process evaluation.
Engineer Circulars (ECs)
Engineer Circular 1100-1-113: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Guidance for Incorporating Study-Specific Projections of Climate-Changed Meteorology and Hydrology (2023)
This document provides best practices for in-depth analysis of projected future hydroclimatology. It aims to (1) increase accessibility to and the appropriate use of climate change information relevant to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works projects, programs, missions, and operations and (2) support the use of that information to inform the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works planning process.
Engineer Circular 1110-2-6070: Comprehensive Evaluation of Project Datum (2009 Expiration: unlisted)
This circular provides guidance for a comprehensive evaluation of vertical datum on flood control, shore protection, hurricane protection, and navigation projects.
Engineer Manuals (EMs)
Engineer Manual 1110-2-1619: Risk-Based Analysis for Flood Damage Reduction Studies (1996)
Procedures described in this manual lead to estimation of expected benefits of proposed flood damage reduction plans using risk and uncertainty analysis.
Engineer Pamphlets (EPs)
Engineer Pamphlet 1110-2-10: Hydrologic Engineering Analysis Concepts for Cost-Shared Flood Damage Reduction Studies (1994 Update needed)
Engineer Pamphlet describes study processes performed by USACE for Federal flood damage reduction cost projects.
Engineer Pamphlet 1110-2-11: Engineering and Design - Ice Jam Flooding: Causes and Possible Solutions (1994)
Engineer Pamphlet disseminates the results of research conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the causes and possible solutions to ice jam flooding problems.
Engineer Pamphlet 1110-2-12: Engineering and Design - Seismic Design Provisions for Roller Compacted Concrete Dams (1995)
Engineer Pamphlet provides preliminary guidance and direction for the earthquake-resistant design of new roller compacted concrete (RCC) dams, and for the evaluation of safety and serviceability of existing RCC dams subjected to earthquake loading.
Engineer Pamphlet 1110-2-13: Engineering and Design - Dam Safety Preparedness (1996)
Engineer Pamphlet provides general guidance and information concerning dam safety preparations for USACE.
Engineer Pamphlet 1110-2-7: Hydrologic Risks (1988)
Engineer Pamphlet describes how the Corps estimates hydrologic risk and uses these estimates in project planning.
Engineer Pamphlet 1110-2-8: Explaining Flood Risk (1992)
Engineer Pamphlet improves the technical expert's skills in communicating information about flood risk to local officials and the public.
Engineer Pamphlet 1110-2-9: Hydrologic Engineering Study Design (1994)
Engineer Pamphlet describes activities necessary to design and prepare a Hydrologic Engineering Study for a Corps water resource investigation.
Engineer Pamphlet 1130-2-500 Appendix F: Example of Combining Risks and Consequences: (1996)
Engineer Pamphlet evaluates procedures for major rehabilitation where risk-based benefit-cost analysis is used.
Engineer Pamphlet 1130-2-500, Appendix C: Conceptual Approach for Analyzing Rehabilitation (1996)
This guidance provides a conceptual approach for analyzing rehabilitation. It requires risk-based benefit-cost analysis and criteria.
Engineer Pamphlet 1130-2-500, Appendix E: Benefits Evaluation Procedures (1996)
This appendix outlines basic procedures that can be used to evaluate rehabilitation for navigation and hydropower project purposes.
Engineer Pamphlet 1165-2-01, Digest of Water Resources Policies and Authorities- Appendix E: Interagency Agreements related to Water Resources (1999)
Appendix E of the Water Resources Policies and Authorities Digest lists interagency agreements related to water resources (as of 1999).
Engineer Pamphlet 1165-2-01: Digest of Water Resources Policies and Authorities (1999)
A summary of Corps administrative and legislative water resources policies and authorities.
Engineer Pamphlet 1165-2-1, Appendix A: References (1999)
Engineer Pamphlet lists references in "Digest of Water Resources Policies and Authorities."
Engineer Pamphlet 1165-2-1, Appendix B: Legislation Pertinent to the Water Resources Program of the Corps of Engineers (1999)
Engineer Pamphlet lists pertinent legislation in "Digest of Water Resources Policies and Authorities."
Engineer Pamphlet 1165-2-1, Appendix C: Executive Orders Pertinent to the Water Resources Program of the Corps of Engineers (1999)
Engineer Pamphlet lists pertinent executive orders in the "Digest of Water Resources Policies and Authorities."
Engineer Pamphlet 1165-2-1, Appendix D: Digest of Water Resources Policies and Authorities- Appendix D: Office of Management and Budget Circulars (1999)
Engineer Pamphlet lists Office of Management and Budget Circulars in the "Digest of Water Resources Policies and Authorities."
Engineer Pamphlet 1165-2-1, Appendix F: Index (1999)
Engineer Pamphlet provides an index for "Digest of Water Resources Policies and Authorities."
Engineer Pamphlet 1165-2-1, Chapter 03: General Policies (1999)
Engineer Pamphlet provides information on the policies that guide Corps decision making and policy making. Digest of Water Resources Policies and Authorities.
Engineer Pamphlet 1165-2-1, Chapter 09: Preconstruction Engineering and Design and Engineering During Construction (1999)
Engineer Pamphlet covers preconstruction engineering and design (PED) studies and agreements, project modification, design sizing of projects, aesthetic treatment and environmental design, and employment requirements. Digest of Water Resources Policies and Authorities
Engineer Pamphlet 1165-2-1, Chapter 10: Construction (1999)
Engineer Pamphlet provides a detailed look at all facets of Corps project construction. Digest of Water Resources Policies and Authorities
Engineer Pamphlet 1165-2-1, Chapter 11: Operations, Maintenance, and Project Management (1999)
Engineer Pamphlet provides a detailed look at many facets of Corps project management. Digest of Water Resources Policies and Authorities
Engineer Pamphlet 1165-2-1, Chapter 13: Flood Damage Reduction (1999)
Engineer Pamphlet provides basic background on flood plain management, including structural and nonstructural measures. Digest of Water Resources Policies and Authorities
Engineer Pamphlet 1165-2-1, Chapter 14: Shore Protection (1999)
Engineer Pamphlet discusses the federal interest in beach erosion, flood protection, beach nourishment and emergency protection, among other topics. Digest of Water Resources Policies and Authorities
Engineer Pamphlet 1165-2-1, Chapter 15: Stream Bank Erosion Control (1999)
Engineer Pamphlet discusses federal stream bank erosion policy. Digest of Water Resources Policies and Authorities
Engineer Pamphlet 1165-2-1, Chapter 17: Recreation (1999)
Engineer Pamphlet discusses federal recreation policy and philosophy, different types of recreation projects, project evaluation, and project finance. Digest of Water Resources Policies and Authorities
Engineer Pamphlet 1165-2-1, Chapter 23: Civil Works Research and Development (1999)
Engineer Pamphlet provides information on R&D authorization, program development and execution, current emphasis and program mix, organizational responsibilities, transfer of research results, internal and external coordination, and information exchange. Digest of Water Resources Policies and Authorities
Engineer Pamphlet 1165-2-314: Flood Proofing Regulations (1995 Update needed)
Engineer Pamphlet specifies flood-proofing measures and techniques that can be followed to regulate construction in riverine flood hazard areas.
Engineer Regulations (ERs)
Engineer Regulation 1105-2-100: Planning Guidance Notebook, Appendix E, Civil Works Mission and Evaluation Procedures (2000)
This appendix provides policy and planning guidance for project purposes of navigation, flood damage reduction, hurricane and storm damage reduction (shore protection), ecosystem restoration, hydroelectric power, recreation, water supply and multiple purpose projects.
Engineer Regulation 1105-2-100: Planning Guidance Notebook, Appendix G - Amendment #1, Planning Reports and Programs (2004)
This appendix provides guidance and procedures for the management and conduct of planning studies, activities, and programs.
Engineer Regulation 1110-1-12: Quality Management (2006)
Contains information on Project Management Plans, Independent Technical Review, and Risk Management.
Engineer Regulation 1110-1-8156: Engineering and Design Policies, Guidance and Requirements for Geospatial Data and Systems (2005)
This regulation describes how to acquire geospatial data, how to implement geospatial data technology, reduce data duplication, and how to comply with Executive Order (EO) 12906, and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-16.
Engineer Regulation 1110-1-8168: Roles and Responsibilities of the Inland Navigation Design Center Mandatory Center Of Expertise (2016)
This regulation establishes the roles and responsibilities of the Inland Navigation Design Center (INDC) Mandatory Center of Expertise (MCX). USACE will use the expertise of the Center to maintain quality, reliability, and cost effectiveness of inland navigation structures. The Center serves as the national center of expertise that provides technical advice, oversight, and design production during planning, design, analysis, construction, and O&M of all aspects of inland navigation design projects across USACE. MSCs, districts, laboratories, and Field Operating Activities are required to engage the Center for mandatory functions detailed in the ER. Add to front page Guidance newsfeed
Engineer Regulation 1110-2-1: Provisions for Future Hydropower Installation at Corps of Engineers Projects (1982)
This regulation prescribes procedures for obtaining the Secretary of the Army's approval to provide minimum facilities for future hydroelectric power development at Corps projects.
Engineer Regulation 1110-2-1150: Engineering and Design for Civil Works Program (1999)
This regulation defines engineering responsibilities, requirements, and procedures during the design, construction, and operations phases.
Engineer Regulation 1110-2-1155: Dam Safety Assurance Program (1997)
This regulation provides guidance and procedures for the investigation and justifications of modifications for dam safety assurance.
Engineer Regulation 1110-2-1400: Reservoir/Water Control Centers (1993)
This regulation provides for the establishment of Reservoir/Water Control Centers (Centers) to improve capabilities.
Engineer Regulation 1110-2-1403: Engineering and Design Studies By Coastal, Hydraulic, and Hydrologic Facilities and Others (1998)
This regulation prescribes the policy and procedure for approval and technical supervision of coastal, hydraulic, and hydrologic studies related to planning, design, construction, and operation of projects.
Engineer Regulation 1110-2-1404: Hydraulic Design of Deep-Draft Navigation Projects (1996)
This regulation prescribes the design procedure and rationale for the hydraulic design of deep-draft navigation projects.
Engineer Regulation 1110-2-1405: Hydraulic Design for Local Flood Protection Projects (1982)
This regulation prescribes the design procedure and rationale for the hydraulic design of a local flood protection channel project.
Engineer Regulation 1110-2-1406: Coastal Field Data Collection (1990)
This regulation describes the Coastal Field Data Collection (CFDC) Program
Engineer Regulation 1110-2-1407: Hydraulic Design for Coastal Shore Protection Projects (1997)
This regulation defines the hydraulic design engineer's responsibilities for initial design of coastal shore protection projects.
Engineer Regulation 1110-2-1450: Hydrologic Frequency Estimates (1994)
This regulation defines the scope of analysis, reporting, and coordination requirements for determining frequency estimates of hydrologic variables.
Engineer Regulation 1110-2-1451: Acquisition of Lands Downstream From Spillways For Hydrologic Safety Purposes (1978)
This regulation provides guidance on the acquisition of lands downstream from spillways for the purpose of protecting the public from hazards imposed by spillway discharges.
Engineer Regulation 1110-2-1453: Criteria For Standard Project Hurricane (SPH) and Probable Maximum Hurricane (PMH) Wind Fields (1981)
This regulation provides direction for the development of Standard Project Hurricane (SPH) and Probable Maximum Hurricane (PMH) wind fields along the gulf and east coasts of the United States.
Engineer Regulation 1110-2-1454: Corps Responsibilities for Non-Federal Hydroelectric Power Development Under the Federal Power Act (1983)
This regulation provides policy and guidance for review of preliminary permit and license applications for non-federal hydroelectric power development.
Engineer Regulation 1110-2-1455: Cooperative Stream Gaging Program (Reports Control Symbol, DAEN-CWH-3) (1984)
This regulation establishes policy, provides background, and discusses management of the Cooperative Stream Gaging Program.
Engineer Regulation 1110-2-1457: Hydraulic Design of Small Boat Navigation Projects (1985)
This regulation prescribes the design procedure and rationale for development of small boat navigation projects.
Engineer Regulation 1110-2-1458: Hydraulic Design of Shallow Draft Navigation Projects (1998)
This regulation prescribes the policy and design procedures for development of a new or replacement of an existing shallow draft navigation project.
Engineer Regulation 1110-2-1460: Hydrologic Engineering Management (1989)
This regulation defines the scope, authorities, and management requirements for hydrologic engineering activities within the Corps of Engineers.
Engineer Regulation 1110-2-1462: Water Quality and Water Control Considerations for Non-Federal Hydropower Development at Corps of Engineers Projects (1991)
This regulation provides policy and guidance for incorporation of Corps water quality and water control management responsibilities and considerations.
Engineer Regulation 1110-2-1463: Hydrologic Engineering for Hydropower (1992)
This regulation defines the scope, authorities, and requirements for hydrologic engineering studies performed in support of hydropower studies for both conventional and pumped-storage hydroelectric projects.
Engineer Regulation 1110-2-1464: Hydrologic Analysis of Watershed Runoff (1994)
This regulation defines the scope, authorities, and analysis and reporting requirements for performing watershed-runoff analyses.
Engineer Regulation 1110-2-1802: Reporting Earthquake Effects (1979)
This regulation states policy, defines objectives, assigns functions, and establishes procedures for assuring the structural integrity and operational adequacy of major Civil Works structures following the occurrence of significant earthquakes.
Engineer Regulation 1110-2-1806: Earthquake Design and Evaluation for Civil Works Projects (1995)
This regulation provides guidance and direction for the seismic design and evaluation for all civil works projects.
Engineer Regulation 1110-2-1925: Field Control Data For Earth and Rockfill Dams (1969)
This regulation prescribes responsibilities and procedures for reporting field control data for earth and rockfill dams.
Engineer Regulation 1110-2-1941: Drought Contingency Plans (1981)
This regulation provides policy and guidance for the preparation of drought contingency plans.
Engineer Regulation 1110-2-1942: Inspection, Monitoring and Maintenance of Relief Wells (1998)
This regulation provides policy guidance for scheduled monitoring, inspection, evaluation, maintenance and rehabilitation of relief wells at civil works projects.
Engineer Regulation 1110-2-2902: Prescribed Procedures for the Maintenance and Operation of Shore Protection Works (1989)
This regulation provides specific performance requirements and guidance for accomplishing the satisfactory maintenance and operation of shore protection works.
Engineer Regulation 1110-2-4001: Notes on Sedimentation Activities (1981)
This regulation prescribes general requirements for submittal of annual reports on Corps of Engineers activities in the field of sedimentation.
Engineer Regulation 1110-2-4401: Clearances For Electric Power Supply Lines and Communication Lines Over Reservoirs (1997)
This regulation defines the minimum vertical clearances to be provided when relocating or replacing existing or when constructing new power and communication lines over waters of reservoir projects.
Engineer Regulation 1110-2-8151: Monitoring Completed Navigation Projects (1997)
This regulation states the objective, outlines the scope, discusses funding, assigns responsibility, and establishes the procedures by which the Corps of Engineers (CE) evaluates civil works navigation projects.
Engineer Regulation 1110-2-8152: Planning and Design of Temporary Cofferdams and Braced Excavation (1994)
This regulation provides directives for procedures to be followed while planning and designing temporary construction for cofferdams and unwatered excavations on major civil works projects.
Engineer Regulation 1110-2-8153: Sedimentation Investigations (1995)
This regulation provides guidance for Rehabilitation Evaluation Reports.
Engineer Regulation 1110-2-8155: Hydrometeorological Data Management and Archiving (1996)
This regulation establishes policy and provides guidance and procedures applicable to the management and archiving of hydrometeorological data.
Engineer Regulation 1110-2-8156: Preparation of Water Control Manuals (1995)
This regulation standardizes the procedures to be followed in the preparation of water control manuals.
Engineer Regulation 1110-2-8157: Responsibility for Hydraulic Steel Structures (2009)
This regulation defines engineering responsibilities for design, construction and operation of hydraulic steel structures.
Engineer Regulation 1110-2-8159: Life-cycle Design and Performance (1997)
This regulation defines engineering policies for selection of all systems, components, and materials for Civil Works projects.
Engineer Regulation 1110-2-8160: Policies for Referencing Project Elevation Grades to Nationwide Vertical Datum (2009)
This regulation provides guidance for proper and accurately referenced materials for flood forecasting, inundation modeling, flood insurance rate maps, navigation charting, and topographic mapping. This ER was later supplemented by Engineer Manual 1110-2-6056: Standards and Procedures for Referencing Project Elevation Grades to Nationwide Vertical Datums (2010).
Engineer Regulation 1110-8-2(FR): Inflow Design Floods for Dams and Reservoirs (1991)
This regulation sets forth hydrologic engineering requirements for selecting and accommodating Inflow Design Floods (IDF) for dams and reservoirs.
Engineer Regulation 1130-2-314: Project Operation - Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted Programs (1967)
This regulation prescribes procedures for implementing the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 at all Corps projects.
Engineer Regulation 1130-2-337: Project Operation - Assignment of Operation and Maintenance Expenses to Proper Cost Accounts for Multiple-Purpose Projects with Power (1969)
This regulation establishes standard guidelines for making charges to cost account numbers for specific operation and maintenance duties and other expenses at multiple-purpose projects.
Engineer Regulation 1130-2-406: Project Operation - Shoreline Management at Civil Works Projects (1990)
This regulation provides policy and guidance on management of shorelines of Civil Works projects where 36 CFR Part 327 is applicable.
Engineer Regulation 1130-2-445: Civil Works Digital Project Notebook (2000)
This regulation provides guidance for updating the Civil Works Digital Project Notebook (DPN) using the Internet.
Engineer Regulation 1130-2-500: Project Operation - Partners and Support (Work Management Policies) (1996)
This regulation establishes the policy for the management of operation and maintenance activities of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) personnel performing civil works functions.
Engineer Regulation 1130-2-510: Project Operation - Hydroelectric Power Operations and Maintenance Policies (1996)
This regulation establishes the policy for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of USACE hydroelectric power generation facilities and related structures at civil works water resource projects.
Engineer Regulation 1130-2-520: Navigation and Dredging Operations and Maintenance Policies (1996)
This regulation establishes the policy for the operations and maintenance (O&M) of USACE navigation and dredging projects, as well as their related structures and equipment.
Engineer Regulation 1130-2-530: Project Operation - Flood Control Operations and Maintenance Policies (1996)
This regulation establishes the policy for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of USACE flood control and related structures at civil works water resource projects and of USACE-built flood protection projects operated and maintained by non-federal sponsors.
Engineer Regulation 1130-2-540: Project Operation - Environmental Stewardship and Maintenance Policies (1996)
This regulation establishes land management policy for Corps-administered project lands and water, based on various authorizing legislation and the principles of good environmental stewardship.
Engineer Regulation 1130-2-550: Project Operation - Recreation Operations and Maintenance Policies (1996)
This regulation establishes the policy for the management of recreation programs and activities, and for the operation and maintenance of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recreation facilities and related structures.
Engineer Regulation 1130-2-551: Project Operation - Hydropower Operations and Maintenance Policy Bulk Power System Reliability Compliance Program (2009)
This regulation establishes the requirement for compliance with the applicable Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved Bulk Power System (BPS) Reliability Standards.
Engineer Regulation 1140-1-211: Work for Others - Support for Others: Reimbursable Work (1992)
This regulation provides guidance on USACE performing reimbursable work for non-DOD Federal agencies, States, Commonwealths, Territories, and local governments of the United States.
Engineer Regulation 1140-3-1: Work for Others - Support to Defense Departments and Agencies (1992)
This regulation provides policy and guidance for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) elements and commands performing reimbursable work for defense departments and agencies.
Engineer Regulation 1150-2-301: Local Cooperation - Policies and Procedures CH 1, ENG Form 1831 (1967)
This regulation states the policies and procedures to be followed by all elements of the Corps of Engineers performing Civil Works functions with regard to the construction of projects that require local cooperation.
Engineer Regulation 1150-2-302: Local Cooperation - Annual Report on Local Cooperation Agreements (RCS: DAEN-CWO-44) (1981)
This regulation states the procedure for reporting requirements of Section 221 of the Flood Control Act of 1970 (P.L. 91-611).
Engineer Regulation 1165-2-111: Water Resources Policies and Authorities - Corps of Engineers Activities Under the Small Reclamation Projects Act of 1956, As Amended (1982)
This regulation provides guidance regarding Corps of Engineers assistance to applicants for loans of projects with a flood control potential.
Engineer Regulation 1165-2-117: Water Resources Policies and Authorities - Responsibility for Costs of Improved Standards in Highway and Housing Relocations (1978)
This regulation summarizes policy and procedures for identifying the costs of meeting improved standards when highways and housing are relocated due to construction of civil works projects.
Engineer Regulation 1165-2-118: Water Resources Policies and Authorities - Federal Participation in Covered Flood Control Channels (1978)
This regulation establishes policy for determining the extent of Federal participation in covered flood control channels.
Engineer Regulation 1165-2-119: Water Resources Policies and Authorities - Modifications to Completed Projects (1982)
This regulation provides guidance on the use of available authorities in comparison to the need for new project authorizations.
Engineer Regulation 1165-2-130: Water Resources Policies and Authorities - Federal Participation in Shore Protection (1989)
This regulation provides policies and guidelines for determining the extent of federal participation in potential federal projects for protection from shore erosion, hurricanes, and abnormal tidal and lake flooding that result in damages or losses to coastal resources and/or development.
Engineer Regulation 1165-2-132: Water Resources Policies and Authorities; Hazardous Toxic and Radioactive Waste (HTRW) Guidance for Civil Works Projects (1992)
This regulation provides guidance on issues and problems associated with HTRW, which may be located within project boundaries.
Engineer Regulation 1165-2-21: Water Resources Policies and Authorities - Flood Damage Reduction Measures in Urban Areas (1980)
This regulation provides policy and guidance for participation in urban flood damage reduction projects.
Engineer Regulation 1165-2-26: Water Resources Policies and Authorities, Implementation of Executive Order 11988 on Flood Plain Management. (1984)
This regulation sets guidance for USACE implementation of Order 11988, Floodplain Management, as it pertains to civil works projects in design and construction.
Engineer Regulation 1165-2-400, Chapter 1: Water Resources Policies and Authorities - Recreational Planning, Development, and Management Policies (1985)
This regulation defines objectives, philosophies, and policies for the planning, development, and management of outdoor recreation and wildlife at USACE projects.
Engineer Regulation 200-1-4: Environmental Compliance - Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) - Site Designation, Remediation Scope, and Recovering Costs (2003)
This establishes the roles and responsibilities under FUSRAP in designating new sites, in determining the scope of its cleanup, and in seeking cost recovery or contribution in its cleanup efforts.
Engineer Regulation 200-1-5: Policy for Implementation and Integrated Application of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Environmental Operating Principles (EOP) and Doctrine (2003)
This regulation provides guidance on the implementation and integration of the Environmental Operating Principles across management initiatives and business processes.
Engineer Pamphlets (EPs)
EP 1105-2-57: Planning Stakeholder Engagement, Collaboration and Coordination (formerly Appendix B of the PGN) (2019)
This pamphlet explains the benefits of, and requirements for, stakeholder engagement, collaboration, and coordination in Civil Works planning studies. These activities are critical to study success because they may foster trust and credibility between USACE and the communities we serve; increase collective understanding of problems; reduce controversy and litigation risks; and improve the quality and execution of our decisions. Note: This EP replaces the existing Appendix B of the Planning Guidance Notebook.
Institute for Water Resources
Illustrations of Environmental Engineering Features for Planning (1998)
Implementation Guidance for Section 152 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2020, Treatment of Certain Costs and Benefits (2021)
This WRDA 2020 implementation guidance applies to flood risk management studies in High or Moderate Seismic Hazard Regions that include structural measures for which earthquake loading controls the design. The guidance defines if, and when, two cost estimates will be prepared for alternatives including seismic considerations for developing the cost benefit analysis.
Institute for Water Resources
Linkages Between Environmental Outputs and Human Services (1996)
Memo: Application of Cost Risk Analysis Methods to Develop Contingencies for Civil Works Total Project Costs (2007)
In accordance with the Corps Actions for Change (ref.la), to more accurately identify and mitigate cost and schedule risk to our customers and Congress, this memorandum directs the use of specific cost risk analysis methods for the development of contingency on Civil Works Total Project Cost. This is applicable for all decision documents requiring Congressional authorization for projects exceeding $40 million.
Memo: Improve Accuracy of Total Project Costs (2007)
Initiatives to improve accuracy of total project costs in Civil Works feasibility studies requiring Congressional authorization
Model Coordination for Civil Works Planning Studies (2023)
This memorandum from the Headquarters Planning and Policy Division (CECW-P) and Headquarters Engineering and Construction Division (CECW-EC) clarifies the responsibilities of all study teams using planning and engineering models for Civil Works planning studies. The purpose of this memo is to ensure cross-functional coordination for model identification, appropriateness and proper application of planning and engineering models, and confirm that modelers have the knowledge and experience required to complete modeling tasks.
Institute for Water Resources
National Economic Development Procedures Manual: Primer (2009)
As the Corps of Engineers strives to improve its planning and decision making, economic analysis is one of its most reliable and important tools. A critical element of successful economic analysis is communication with others in gathering data, making assumptions, developing models, and presenting results. This Economics Primer presents the rudiments of the science of economics and its use in the Corps of Engineers.
System-Wide Lock Reliability Analysis Phase 0 (2005)
NETS activity: System-Wide Lock Reliability Analysis Phase 0: Proof of Concept
Vessel, Firm, and Lock Efficiency Measures in Lock Performance (2005)
NETS activity: Vessel, Firm, and Lock Efficiency Measures in Lock Performance